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Christopher McKinney - Partner, Access Legal Solicitors (Shoosmiths LLP) (LLB, 1981)

I went for an interview at Newcastle and was impressed with both the city and the university, particularly the quality of the teaching and variety of options. It's a really lively and vibrant city to study in. I went on to Law School Chester and a training contract in Nottingham to qualify as a solicitor. I then worked at personal injury specialist before partnership at East Midlands firm (Ironsides now Nelsons) aged 29. I stayed there until 2010 when moved to Shoosmiths as Partner in the PI team. The Law degree led to me deciding to become a solicitor and set me on the path to train to become a solicitor. It's an excellent Law School and fantastic city to live and study in. My eldest son is thinking of studying there on my recommendation.